The government has underlined the significance of controlling plastic garbage, which has growing harmful environmental impacts. It is now pushing all parties to collaborate towards reducing plastic consumption and achieving the goal of repurposing 100 percent of plastic garbage by 2027.
Varawut Silpa-archa, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, has adopted policies and ongoing evaluations to address the issue of plastic waste management and create long-term solutions for the country. The national goal for plastic recycling efficiency is to reach 100 percent by2027, as indicated in the plan for plastic waste management from 2018 to 2030.
Using upcycling technologies to increase the value of plastic trash and turn it into high-value goods, such as fabric fibers, the private sector in Thailand has been involved in plastic waste management. In addition, the public has been encouraged to segregate garbage at the source, and efforts have been made to raise awareness about food safety in light of the deleterious effects of microplastics.
The Pollution Control Department (PCD) and the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion have collaborated to foster an environment conducive to the efficient and sustainable handling of plastic trash. They have also collaborated with the governmental and commercial sectors to meet Thailand’s environmental preservation and plastic waste reduction goals.
The “Every Day Say No to Plastic Bags” campaign, which urges individuals to minimize or eliminate their usage of single-use plastic bags, has been an important project. The PCD said that the campaign received tremendous support, with more than ninety percent of the population saying that limiting the use of single-use plastic bags is an important issue. In all, 81,531 tons or 14.3 billion plastic bags were stopped from entering the garbage system.
The success of these projects indicates that the Thai people is becoming increasingly conscious of the need to solve the plastic trash challenge. Thailand may anticipate moving toward a cleaner, more sustainable future if both the government and the corporate sector maintain their efforts.